Summer youth programs at Ross Library are many

LOCK HAVEN — There’s a “Universe of Stories” at Ross Youth Library this summer.

In celebration of the moon landing on July 20, 1969, the library’s summer quest for knowledge will center around a space theme.

The library will offer a reading incentive program in which children of all ages will pledge to read or listen to books, magazines, or audio books. Parents, grandparent, or caregivers can read to children as well. Small prizes will be given to our enterprising readers and listeners.

To earn an additional prize, kids can do activities throughout the summer months, either at the library, at home, or in the community.

Every child must register for the summer reading program in order to earn prizes.

In addition to reading, the library will offer programs for all ages. On June 13 at 1 p.m., Ross will host Jerry “The Butterfly Guy” Schneider. “A Space for Pollinators” is the title of the program. A slide presentation and talk will be followed by a t-shirt craft. Bring your own t-shirt or purchase one on site for $4.

Another special presentation will follow on Thursday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m.. Mike and Roberta Straka will present the “Dinosaur Dig.” A 30 minute fossil talk will get the Jr. paleontologists ready to do their dig. Only 50 children 5 and older may participate in the dig. Tickets will be given upon arrival to reserve your spot.

Regular summer programs for children and teens are as follows:

∫ Summer Session of Story Times — June 12, 13 – July 24, 25

(No story time the week of July 4. Library will be closed July 4.)

Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Baby Bookworms for 2 and under

Wednesday: 11 a.m. — Book Bugs for 3-6 (younger siblings welcome)

Thursday: 10:30 a.m. — Busy Bugs for any age

Pre-registration is not required. You will be registered the first time you attend. Come to one or all!

∫ Make-It-Monday 6:30 -7:30 p.m. — Drawing Lessons led by local artist, George Stefanski, founder of Artpost Awareness. Two remaining — June 10, 17. To learn more, call Nancy at 570-748-3484 or e-mail

∫ 1-2-3 Tuesdays -This popular program is for youngsters in 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade. It begins June 18 at 10:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m. and will continue for six consecutive weeks until July 23. Includes readings, book talks, art, STEM activity and loads of fun!

∫ Lunch Bunch for grades 4th-8th will meet at 12:30 -2:30 p.m. July 11, 18, and 25. Bring a lunch. Listen to a book while eating. Includes art projects, friendly competitions, and STEM activities.

∫ STEAMers (formerly Art on the Patio) – Tuesday 2 – 4 p.m. July 2, 9, 16, and 23. This program for ages 10 and up will use S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) to create and play! Don’t worry; we will still be making art at every session.

∫ Lego Robotics at Friendship Library in Beech Creek on July 8, 9, 11 and July 15, 16, and 18 from 3 – 5 p.m. Call 570-748-3484 or e-mail to reserve your spot. Recommended for 8 and up.

∫ Lego Robotics Camp at Ross Library – Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26 from 2 – 4 p.m. Call 570-748-3484 or email to reserve your spot. Recommended for 8 and up.

∫ Make-It-Monday Summer Session on July 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 6:30 p.m. This program will have the entire family involved with arts and crafts, STEM activities, and shared adventures.

∫ Annual Carnival Night at Ross Library–Monday, July 29. Drop-in for fun and games beginning at 6:30 p.m.

∫ Ross Library Theatre Camp – August 5 through 9 with a performance on August 12 in the evening. Free! 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring a lunch. This is the only program that requires pre-registration. Children must be able to read. Please be sure you can attend before you register. Space is limited. Call 570-748-3484 or e-mail ross5@rosslibrary. org

Students entering their senior year of high school may wish to complete their required hours of service by helping out at the library. Stop in at the Ross Library youth services desk on the second floor to fill out an application to volunteer.

Ross Library is a United Way Agency.